Bosnia Applies for EU Membership, Hoping to Make Up Ground

February 15, 2016 12:45 PM

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnia handed in its application for EU membership Monday, hoping to catch up with its neighbors on the EU path but confronting the reality that many in the country have grown tired of waiting for jobs and prosperity and are already voting with their feet.

President Dragan Covic submitted the application to the Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister, Bert Koenders, in Brussels. The Netherlands currently holds the EU presidency.

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